KTP for Graduates
Do you want to apply your degree, deliver a strategic project, and start a job which will give you excellent commercial experience and launch your career?
As a graduate employed on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), you gain all the advantages that employment brings - a fixed-term contract, competitive salary, valuable experience - plus a range of other benefits:
- Mentoring from the company and an experienced academic team
- The opportunity to gain a professional qualification and/or higher degree
- A £2,000 per annum personal development budget (12 month+ projects only)
- Leading and delivering a high profile project
- Gaining valuable experience and marketable, highly transferable skills
- Enjoying an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company
How it works
Employed by the University, but based full-time at the company, the graduate (known as a KTP Associate) delivers a project supported by an experienced academic team.
Projects last between 6 months and 3 years, with approximately 78% of Associates being offered employment by the host company at the end of the project.
Typical projects could include:
- designing and developing a new product
- developing and implementing new or improved processes, systems or services
- introducing new business strategies to break into new markets[S F1]
Vacancies arise throughout the year - please check our vacancies page for the latest KTPs with the University of Brighton and the KTPonline website for vacancies throughout the UK.
You can also take a look at some Associate profiles where our Associates talk about their KTP experiences.
What our KTP Associates say:
A KTP Associate role shapes your career. Having the opportunity to develop so much both professionally and academically and to take on responsibility so quickly is quite unusual – it would be rare to find that in any other role. In addition to delivering the project, I am close to completing my MSc at the University of Brighton, have achieved Chartered Manager status, and have been offered and accepted a role at KWPInteriors after the project ended.
Rajshri Iskande – KTP Associate with KWP Interiors Ltd
The best thing about being a KTP associate is to be involved in an exciting project with a dedicated team of people who are all aiming for the same goals. To be given responsibility to undertake such a project at an early stage in my career has been fantastic, and the ability to undertake courses and register for a part-time masters are excellent ways to increase your knowledge.
Paul Boud, KTP Associate with Plastipack Ltd
Through a KTP project you are really able to see the fruits of your labour and the impact this has on the company you are working with. There is a dedicated project team to provide support and to whom you are accountable, but you are accountable to no one more than you are yourself – it is up to you to drive the project and make it a success!
Anthony Probert – KTP Associate with Phlorum Ltd